Recently visited pages as navigational bread crumbs


This plugin will inject a list of recently visited pages just above the main navigational bar, as bread crumbs that you can follow home.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for BreadCrumbsNavPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


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Download and Source

While the branch name suggests the corresponding Trac version, 0.11 should work equally well for Trac 0.11 (old stable), 0.12 (current stable) and Trac 0.13dev (development).

Stable Version easy_install download subversion
Under Development easy_install download subversion

For Subversion checkout use svn co <url> with URL depending on your Trac version and target release (see links above).



This plugin requires Trac >= 0.11 and Genshi >= 0.5 .

The easiest way to install this plugin is to point easy_install at the t-h.o SVN repository:


Alternatively, you may download the source, go into the directory containing and run:

python install

or prepare a packaged version and move that into the plugin directory inside your Trac environment:

python bdist_egg
cp ./dist/BreadCrumbsNav-<version> <path-to-trac-env>/plugins/

If you are using tracd standalone server or another webserver, you will probably need to restart it to detect the plugin.

Depending on your configuration you may still need to enable the plugin explicitly. You can do so in the Administration panel of Trac, or in the trac.ini file by adding:

breadcrumbsnav.* = enabled

In Trac applications, where you disabled breadcrumbs-0.1 or required explicit activation, a different line starting with breadcrumbsnavplugin. is already present that is now obsolete and can be safely deleted.


There are four options you may set in trac.ini:

A regular expression pattern that can be applied to the name of the resource; if it matches the resource, it will not be added to the user's breadcrumbs. Defaults to nothing.
A custom label to replace the implicit "Breadcrumbs:" default value. Beware that this will interfere with i18n, maybe even deprecated by it.
The maximum number of crumbs that should be kept per-user. Defaults to 6.
A comma-separated list of regular expressions, one of which should match the beginning of the url to include the resource in the path. Defaults to /wiki*,/ticket*,/milestone* Note that these really are interpreted as regular expressions, even though the default values look more like shell globs. It seems these default values also match /wik/foo or /tickebar, which might not be the authors intent.

These options can be set as follows in your trac.ini file:

ignore_pattern =
label =
max_crumbs = 6
paths = /wiki/,/ticket/,/milestone/

Recent Changes

10902 by hasienda on 2011-11-11 19:39:33
BreadCrumbsNavPlugin: Hide currently viewed page/resource from list, refs #9529.
10901 by hasienda on 2011-11-11 19:35:16
BreadCrumbsNavPlugin: Fix crumbs list handling, refs #3965.

Code introduced in [10893] was not handling an empty list gracefully.
Futhermore, when hiding of current resource results in an empty list, the
list label should be suppressed as well.

10896 by hasienda on 2011-11-09 20:57:40
BreadCrumbsNavPlugin: Tag long overdue maintenance release 0.2, closes #2463, #3965, #4037, #4411, #7036 and #7231.

Fix erroneously introduced version mismatch between changelog and



Author: ixokai
Maintainer: Steffen Hoffmann

Last modified 6 months ago Last modified on Mar 22, 2016, 11:07:35 PM